Most people live in the moment. However, Illinois residents who are getting on in age should take some time to consider long term care planning and what that may mean for their futures. Most people are still active and healthy well into their 50s and 60s and beyond, but planning for old age is a necessity and putting it off may not be the wisest idea, even if there is more than enough money in the bank.
Blended families are a way of life today. Illinois residents who are in second marriages might wish to consider these family members during their estate planning, so no one feels slighted. But it may not be that easy, since children and stepchildren often don't see eye-to-eye and there may be hard feelings no matter what.